The Crimson Gates of the Stellar Sanctuary
Three groups were walking rapidly in the mountain paths below and they were looking for the entrance of the Stellar Sanctuary.
There was supposed to be a fourth group but the Three Banners Clan had suddenly abstained after getting a divine lot with the Celestial Aiel Sect.
If anyone was there in the Golden Ascension Hall and got the same draw as the Celestial Aiel Sect, they may abstain or decide to travel on their own too!
An icy demeanor maiden had stood guard over the Sagess Ai in the Golden Ascension Hall!
Even though no one had tried to ask, quite a number of celestial exponents had actually fought with her and the Celestial Aiel Sect previously!
She was not only the number one celestial exponent of the Celestial Aiel Sect, she was also one of seven most powerful newly celestial fighters in the Celestial Realm!
Not only did she had the reputation of besting Old Reverend Vanquishing Sage, she had also beaten quite a number of the very top fighters in the Celestial Realm to arrive at her present position. Indeed she had a fearsome reputation!
And the Celestial Mistress had a fearsome reputation of deploying poisons to control the various celestial clans that were under the sphere of influence of the Celestial Aiel Sect.
Also this Goddess Isa whose glares was so piercingly chilling that she could send a shiver down the spine of even the most highly attained celestial.
Therefore there were few celestial clans that wanted to be in the same group as the Celestial Aiel Sect!
The Three Banners Clan was not the only clan that had abstained after drawing the divine lot. All in all, an additional ten celestial clans had suddenly abstained after seeing the results of the divine lots!
All these clans had abstained for a number of reasons such as an existing feud with each other, fear of the other or simply because they disliked each other.
Those that had decided to go to the Stellar Sanctuary had all either grouped themselves or set off as a solitary group.
Again, the reasons for doing so were many.
Even if any celestial clans were deemed lucky enough to pick the same lot as the Lord Supreme or the Immortal Sword of Saints, chances were that these two eminent Ancient Celestials had already set off as a solitary individual without waiting for anyone!
As for Yi Ping group, he had quietly grouped with the Sagess Ai and the Deadly Wanderer as they made their way to the gates of the Stellar Sanctuary.
With Yi Ping were the Heaveness, the Universal Old Man, Yixian, Lele, Lie Qing, Youxue, Shi Shi and Yang Min.
With the Sagess Ai were Han Lin, the Celeste Wind Maiden, Jing’Er and the Goddess Isa.
The Deadly Wanderer had dismissed his clan protégés halfway when several of them were injured fatally by the torrential winds and a landslide.
He had not intended to take them into the Stellar Sanctuary in the first place so he quickly dismissed them for their own good.
They were the last group to actually move into positions for their designated destination and were late for almost a day!
The Stellar Sanctuary would shut its gates in eighty-nine more days and would disappear from the Celestial Realm for the next few centuries or perhaps even for a few millennium years!
Yet these three groups seemed to be unhurried!